Category: Gigs

STOP PRESS 3Kings bring their brand of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues to the Christmas concert of Going Up The Country at Worthenbury Village Hall this Friday. According to Wikipedia Hill country blues (also known as North Mississippi hill country blues or North Mississippi blues) is a regional style of country blues. It is […]

8 pm for 9 pm show –£15 Ben Tyzack and Guy Tortora In our opinion this is likely to be the gig of the year when the two London based Americans Ben and Guy get together for one of only a handful of duo gigs this year. Ben is known to many as the guitarist […]

A brilliant line-up of blues musicians in the heart of the Lake District Bowness Bay Blues has built a reputation as ‘a flagship for the very best of British blues’ (Rosy Greer, Lancashire Blues Archive and Blues in the North West). Comments from visitors in March 2015 included ‘My new favourite blues fest. Fabulous weekend. […]

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From Garry White: Thursday, 19th November, should have brought The Ben Poole Band to us but his cancellation has given me the opportunity to bring in another extremely talented young player – Chris King Robinson – who, like Laurence Jones, is carving his way into the psyche of British blues fans and joins him in the […]

Local blues and swing outfit, Little Jo & The Misfits appear on home ground in Runcorn on Saturday night.

Unique, extraordinary, breathtaking, USA Blues Hall Of Famer Catfish Keith, will redefine everything you think is good about acoustic blues guitar. He rewrote the book, he reinterprets everything you think you know. One of a kind and definitely one of the best acoustic blues men of the modern era. When : Sunday, 1st November Where : […]

The annual International Guitar Festival of Great Britain is held at various Wirral venues throughout November. Blues content looks pretty slim this year, but there is sure to be something for everyone . . .

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Gigs: North West dates for The Blue Horizon

Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Up-and-coming West Country blues rockers, The Blue Horizon, have a couple of upcoming North West dates, and one in Yorkshire. Fronted by gifted guitarist and vocalist Iain Eccleston, with Ed Gerlach on bass and Josh Armitage on drums, The Blue Horizon play electrifying blues rock, with brilliant guitar licks, rugged vocals, dynamic percussion and driving bass. […]

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Gigs: Stark to play Northern gigs in November

Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Stark’s November tour includes a couple of Northern dates: Saturday 7th November : The Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 2AF, 9 pm. Sunday 8th November: The Blues Cafe Bar, 4 Montpellier Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2TJ, 9 pm. Both are free entry. This talented young band’s live set includes their take on blues classics like […]

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Live gig review for ‘THE BIG BLUES FESTIVAL’ – by Rosy Greer – Lancashire Blues Archive @ The Atkinson, Southport, Merseyside – 9th/10th October 2015 The Atkinson is an impressive well run Arts Centre in the middle of Southport. With an excellent concert space, incredibly helpful and friendly staff, good food and drink, which […]

Tonight’s gigs from the Lancashire Blues Archive

Posted on: Saturday, Oct 17, 2015

Rosy Greer is a great friend of this site, and does sterling work for all North West blues, and indeed, music fans with her superb Lancashire Blues Archive . . . thanks to Rosy for this listing of gigs tonight, 17th October: Saturday 17th October * ‘ALFIE IBBOTSON’S POPULAR BEAT COMBO’ (blues/rock) @ The Wellington. […]

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Not strictly blues, but the rockin’ harmonica player Stacie Collins appears tomorrow at Llandudno Junction Labour Club, 87 Conway Rd, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9NE.

BAND OF FRIENDS – FEATURING GERRY MCAVOY & TED MCKENNA CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RORY GALLAGHER Long-standing Rory Gallagher bass player, Gerry McAvoy; together with drummer Ted McKenna (1977-1981), are joined by Dutch guitarist Marcel Scherpenzeel as Band Of Friends, to deliver the music of the late, great Irish blues and rock maestro. They appear at […]

Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with a catalogue worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument is the organ. In his best moments, he captures the breadth of the Jazz and Gospel idioms and produce something altogether new through his unique blending of the two genres. Full details here:

Unfortunately this coming Saturday’s Chester Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival, due to be held at The Live Rooms, has been cancelled. Please contact your point of purchase for ticket refunds.

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Ryan McGarvey, the rapidly rising blues guitarist, returns to Cockermouth for the third time on 18th October. After a brief spell in his native US and Europe, he is back on another unmissable UK tour. He will arrive in Cockermouth , where he played his first UK headline gig in 2013, having  just treated  audiences in […]

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